Acid reflux?

For the past few months, I have this on and off feeling in my throat. It feels like someone is choking me or that my esophagus is contracting and won't let up. I finally went to my PCP's today and they are sending me to a GI specialist. She mentioned something about Barrett's Esophagus.. I freaked out and googled it. I have health anxiety problems and am now worried I have esophagus cancer.. Any ideas? I'm freaking out. I can't haven't a scope done until June. Should I go to the ER to get checked?

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  • Jaymrene, don't jump the gun because of something your PCP said. Wait until you see the GI specialist who will look into the issue as well as tell you what they think. I wouldn't go to the ER. How long a wait until you get into seeing the GI specialist? Doctors can do us harm when blurting out a diagnosis that they aren't even sure of. And then googling it didn't help matters. One step at a time in addressing this issue. Nothing is written in stone as of yet. Please try to calm down x

  • I have a consultation this Thursday morning - Barrett's esophagus isn't esophagus cancer but it maybe lead to it.. I'm just so nervous now..

  • Jaymrene, I'm glad your consult is this Thursday. I have been stressed out a number of times by what one doctor may say. A specialist can see it in a different perspective. I wish you well. Please let us know how you make out. x

  • Thank you and I will - I just hope it isn't something serious.

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